The Community Foundation of the International Arboriculture Industry Ensuring the future of the arboriculture industry: • Grants for new research • Scholarships for aspiring tree care professionals • Support for arboriculture education Current Research Priorities • • • • • Root and soil management Planting and establishment Plant health care Risk assessment and worker safety Urban forestry Working Toward an Updated Research Agenda Objective: Identify research priorities deemed urgent by tree care practitioners • Collaborating with industry partners to identify research priorities • Supported the 2012 Tree Risk Assessment Symposium at The Morton Arboretum • Supported Tree Biomechanics Week 2013 at the Davey Institute Research Funding Opportunities TREE Fund Research Fellowship – $100,000/3-5 year project duration – Funding for mentored doctoral research projects in priority areas of arboriculture and urban forestry Hyland R. Johns Grants – $25,000 maximum/3-5 year project duration – Funding for research on issues that affect practicing arborists John Z. Duling Grants – $10,000 maximum/1-3 year project duration – Seed money for new and innovative research Jack Kimmel International Grants – $10,000 maximum/1-3 year project duration – Funding for research projects all over the world Apply online at www.treefund.org TREE Fund Research Fellowship $100,000, 3-5 year project duration Brian Kane, Ph.D. University of Mass. Amherst “Assessing the Impact of Decay on the Structural Integrity of Trees.” “While the tree risk assessment process has become more detailed and thorough, fundamental information about defects and how they affect the likelihood of failure remains sparse in the scientific literature.” Dr. Brian Kane, 2009 2013 Hyland R. Johns Grants $25,000, 3-5 year project duration Susan Day Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University “Improving storm water capture of urban forests through soil rehabilitation” Zongliang Jiang North Carolina A&T State University “Occupational safety in arboriculture” 2013 John Z. Duling Grants Innovative Research (“Seed Money”) Rich Hauer University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point “Assessment of Municipal Urban and Community Programs in the US and Evaluation of Associated Community Capacity” Justin Morgenroth University of Canterbury “Image-based 3D Urban Tree Modeling” 2013 Jack Kimmel International Grants International Research supported by Canadian TREE Fund Alessio Fini University of Florence “Effects of different sidewalk designs on soil characteristics and the growth & physiology of shade tree species” Andrew Koeser University of Florida “Urban Tree Risk Assessment Perceptions, Reality & Reliability” Undergraduate Scholarships Supporting the Development of the Tree Care Industry Workforce 2013 John Wright Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) Luke Becker Kansas State University 2013 TREE Fund Scholarship ($2,000) Maggie Harthoorn Iowa State University 2013 Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) Matthew McKernan Kansas State University Arboriculture Education Grants Arboriculture Education Grant Greening of Detroit “Our LAND (Learn, Admire, Nurture, Dream)” Project Emerald Ash Ohio Chapter ISA Borer Education Education Grant Grant Hiram College New in 2014 Supports public education on protecting the urban forest from emerald ash borer TREE Fund Revenue Sources • Individual and corporate donations – ISA Chapters raised/donated $543,223 in 2013 • • • • Sponsorships Special events Legacy giving (Heritage Oak Society) TREE Fund receives no government funding Thank you, Penn-Del Chapter! THIS SLIDE IS A TEMPLATE; CUSTOMIZE IT FOR YOUR CHAPTER General contributions: $14,000 Annual appeal donations: $2,200 Auction donations & purchases: $400 Auction sponsorships: $15,500 Tour donations: $300 Tour sponsorships: $2,000 Total $34,400 $34,400 raised in 2013 TREE Fund Revenue Sources 2014 STIHL Tour des Trees July 27 - Aug 2 Wisconsin THIS SLIDE IS A TEMPLATE; CUSTOMIZE IT FOR YOUR CHAPTER Penn-Del Supports the 2014 Tour!! – – – – Chapter/corporate sponsorships cover event costs Chapter support of our riders’ fundraising efforts Member support of our riders’ fundraising efforts Penn-Del Riders: • • • • • Al Gilens Al Lentz Joe Lentz Kristin Wild You? Full/Partial Tour slots available. Register NOW! Register/donate/volunteer at www.stihltourdestrees.org TREE Fund Revenue Sources Silent Auction: August 3-4 Live Auction: August 4, 6-8 p.m. Raffle Drawing: August 5 ISA Conference in Milwaukee, WI • Revenue goal for 2014 auctions: $105,000 • Chapter support is critical to our success! –Contribute a package to the Live Auction –Contribute items to the Silent Auction –Sponsor part of the Live Auction to help cover event costs –Purchase Split-the-Pot Raffle Tickets ($20 from any TREE Fund Liaison or Trustee) –Attend the auctions –Volunteer at the auctions Healthy trees are rooted in research! Thanks for supporting the TREE Fund.